Monday, April 16, 2007


Nothing like a good gun ban to keep the violence down. According to StoptheACLU, bill HB1572 which would allow students at Virginia Tech to carry handguns was shot (no pun intended) down in subcommittee back in January. Why is that important?

Virginia Tech Campus Reels From Shooting That Leaves at Least 33 Dead

Virginia Tech police and administrators struggled to explain late Monday why the campus was not locked down after a deadly shooting earlier in the day, and why students were in classrooms two hours later when a lone gunman entered a campus building and slaughtered 30 people, before turning a gun on himself.

The man responsible for murdering 32 people — the worst mass-murder shooting in American history — who carried no ID, remained unidentified late Monday, police said.

Students complained that there were no public-address announcements or other warnings on campus after the first burst of gunfire that left two dead. They said the first word they received from the university was an e-mail more than two hours into the rampage — around the time it is believed that the gunman struck again. (link)

Yes, there's no definite way to prove that passing the gun law would have kept the body count down, but giving people the right to protect themselves will surely have to come to the left one day. Of course, that day should have come long ago, so I wouldn't hold my breath on it.
Reason amongst the dhimmikrauts

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